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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 1, 2012 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 11/9/73

Just got finished listening to every show from September, October, November and December. In going over my notes I noticed that I hadn't filled in anything for 11/9 so I went back and listened again. This is a sublime show. Focused and joyful. All songs are expertly played. You need to listen to this show as well as every show from October 25 through 10/21/74. I haven't found a show in that 12 months I didn't like.

Give this show a spin, listen carefully and you will be glad you did.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jan 1, 2012 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

This kind of review is begging for a link!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-11-09.sbd.kaplan.2657.sbefail.shnf

You are right though, great show. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jan 1, 2012 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

21st October 1974 ?????

Fill me in (plz).

Unless this was "let's turn New year's Day into April Fool's Day".

Or are we in 'inclusive/exclusive' territory ?

Or are you counting it as a separate day if (when) they play
midnight ?

PS Thanks for the 11/9/73 tip though - will refresh my memory.

Would be so happy to be proved wrong.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 2, 2012 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

Just a mistake. I typed in the 20th but the internets changed it on me. And for the record, my reference is just for that time period where they had their songs worked out and played consistently well every night that I've listened to. There may be a few clunkers in there but I'll bet they are pretty good clunkers.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Jan 2, 2012 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

No offence intended.

Just thought you might have unearthed a previously unknown treasure.

Maybe next time.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 2, 2012 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

No offense taken. I understood where you were coming from.

And...

Always glad to be corrected. Keeps me on my toes. Or fingertips.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jan 1, 2012 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

October 25 through 10/21/74, hmmm...

I see October 19 '73 didn't meet your select criteria! And for that matter, none of the September '73 shows did either...

I noticed myself though, when listening to a few October '73 shows, that their level did seem to jump up as the tour went along.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Jan 2, 2012 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

The 19th has a wonderful Dark Star > Morning Dew and the Dew is tremendous and everyone should hear it. The 21st and 23rd have some good points as well. In listening to every show in the order they played them, something seems to happen on the 25th. Like they find the groove and don't get out of it. Every show is a keeper and the WHOLE show seems to have them playing at their best even the first sets. The first 3 of the month have them playing well but not consistently throughout the night - lots of flubs, missed cues, sour notes , that sort of thing.

As for September, I listened to every show and there was a lot of good music but the horns detracted from the overall compositions. In my ever-so-humble opinion. I like what Branford brought to the music but Martin was playing stuff that just didn't go with the music. Like he was just waiting for his turn to solo then did whatever he felt like. It was very hard for me to listen to. Plus, they were starting to work out the Wake of the Flood tunes so they weren't as together as they would get the next few months.

This was a very pleasant experience for me since I was stuck in 66,67,68,68 for such a long time. It was nice to hear how they evolved and where they were trying to get to with all that crazy stuff they were playing back then.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jan 3, 2012 1:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

This is very fine show, but personally I'm not nearly as enamored with it as 11/10 or especially 11/11/73. It does have its moments, but I just feel the other two shows have superior versions of all the major corresponding "jam" songs.

The China>Rider wisconsin mentioned is quite good. The jazzy HCS, though rather mellow, ain't too shabby either. There is an excellent Playing in the Band, and some nice jamming on the WRS>Eyes also.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jan 1, 2012 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 11/9/73

A smoking hot china > rider amongst many gems.